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How much does a Physician Assistant make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$96,912 /yr
Average Base Pay

401 salaries

$61K

Low

$97K

Average

$154K

High

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How much does a Physician Assistant make? The national average salary for a Physician Assistant is $96,912 in United States. Filter by location to see Physician Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 401 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Physician Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Physician Assistant$96,912 /yr
L3
Mid-level Physician Assistant$106,772 /yr
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Orthopedic Physician Assistant

$101,811

per year

Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery

$101,811

per year

Physician Assistant (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

$101,811

per year

Physician (Plastic Surgery)

$193,405

per year

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
4.1

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Physician Assistant

$112,969

 /yr
Range: $96K - $161K
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$96K

$161K

$95,636 - $160,944 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4

Kaiser Permanente

Physician Assistant

$152,576

 /yr
Range: $56K - $231K

$56K

$231K

$55,557 - $230,621 Range

Mount Sinai Health System
3.5

Mount Sinai Health System

Physician Assistant

$119,497

 /yr
Range: $87K - $163K

$87K

$163K

$86,666 - $163,000 Range

TeamHealth
3.4

TeamHealth

Physician Assistant - Hourly

$66

 /hr
Range: $46 - $96

$46

$96

$46 - $96 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Physician Assistant

$128,989

 /yr
Range: $62K - $149K

$62K

$149K

$62,466 - $149,433 Range

Montefiore Medical
3.7

Montefiore Medical

Physician Assistant

$102,555

 /yr
Range: $91K - $137K

$91K

$137K

$90,961 - $137,228 Range

UPMC
3.4

UPMC

Physician Assistant

$92,279

 /yr
Range: $74K - $128K

$74K

$128K

$74,023 - $128,033 Range

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Physician Assistant

$118,737

 /yr
Range: $71K - $152K

$71K

$152K

$70,526 - $152,061 Range

Ascension
3.4

Ascension

Physician Assistant

$113,774

 /yr
Range: $94K - $177K

$94K

$177K

$93,580 - $177,183 Range

Vituity
4.1

Vituity

Physician Assistant - Hourly

$67

 /hr
Range: $52 - $91

$52

$91

$52 - $91 Range

Northwell Health
4

Northwell Health

Physician Assistant

$116,746

 /yr
Range: $101K - $234K

$101K

$234K

$100,752 - $233,661 Range

Cleveland Clinic
3.8

Cleveland Clinic

Physician Assistant

$107,266

 /yr
Range: $91K - $171K

$91K

$171K

$90,613 - $170,925 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Physician Assistant

$122,731

 /yr
Range: $86K - $148K

$86K

$148K

$85,913 - $147,919 Range

Concentra
3.2

Concentra

Physician Assistant

$128,000

 /yr
Range: $95K - $163K

$95K

$163K

$95,226 - $163,218 Range

FastMed Urgent Care
2.2

FastMed Urgent Care

Physician Assistant - Hourly

$60

 /hr
Range: $54 - $75

$54

$75

$54 - $75 Range

Envision Healthcare
3.4

Envision Healthcare

Physician Assistant - Hourly

$77

 /hr
Range: $50 - $97

$50

$97

$50 - $97 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Physician Assistant

$140,985

 /yr
Range: $113K - $166K

$113K

$166K

$113,296 - $166,183 Range

Geisinger
3.5

Geisinger

Physician Assistant

$103,452

 /yr
Range: $95K - $158K

$95K

$158K

$95,242 - $157,500 Range

NYU Langone Health
4

NYU Langone Health

Physician Assistant

$130,914

 /yr
Range: $102K - $164K

$102K

$164K

$101,759 - $164,082 Range

MedExpress Urgent Care
3.1

MedExpress Urgent Care

Physician Assistant

$112,698

 /yr
Range: $86K - $145K

$86K

$145K

$86,450 - $145,000 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Physician Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Physician Assistant is $96,912 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Physician Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 401 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Physician Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Physician Assistant in United States is $153,820 per year.

The lowest salary for a Physician Assistant in United States is $61,058 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Physician Assistant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Physician Assistant.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent physician assistant salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$168,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $168,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$70
hourly
A Physician Assistant in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $70 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$90,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$109,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $109,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Hospital
$120,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$70
hourly
A Physician Assistant in the El Paso, TX Area area reported making $70 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
El Paso, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the Florence, SC Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Florence, SC Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$18
hourly
An Ophthalmic Scribe in the Bellingham, WA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Bellingham, WA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$125,000
per year
A Physician Assistant in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government